The Art of Street Painting
Street painting has been recorded throughout Europe since the 16th century and is considered an important expression of popular art. A crowd would gather whenever an itinerant artist used his chalks to turn the ordinary pavement into a fine work of art. In Italy, street painters are called 'Madonnari' after their historical practice of creating chalk paintings of the Madonna. This 400 year old tradition has seen a revival in the past twenty years with the birth of street panting festivals throughout Europe and the United States.
Check out some of my street painting creations here or visit my Flickr album for more. Visit the 'Events' page for festival listings.